| Sentences of perpendicular|
a. vertical; upright; intersecting at or forming right angles; extremely steep
The axes are perpendicular to each other.
Sentence in Classic:
I thought of pursuing the devil; but it would have been in vain, for another flash discovered him to me hanging among the rocks of the nearly perpendicular ascent of Mont Saleve, a hill that bounds Plainpalais on the south.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley Context
A severe facade rose above this door; a wall, perpendicular to the facade, almost touched the door, and flanked it with an abrupt right angle.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo Context
There he would inevitably find himself blocked between the perpendicular wall on his right, the river on his left and in front of him, and the authorities on his heels.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo Context
But what most puzzled and confounded you was a long, limber, portentous, black mass of something hovering in the centre of the picture over three blue, dim, perpendicular lines floating in a nameless yeast.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville Context
If those who remain of the troop persist in coming to the assault, we will allow the besiegers to get as far as the ditch, and then we will push down upon their heads that strip of wall which keeps its perpendicular by a miracle.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas Context
The river had worn away the edge of the soft rock in such a manner as to render its first pitch less abrupt and perpendicular than is usual at waterfalls.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper Context